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Jan 17, 2011

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700 UB Projector Reviewed

The Home Cinema 8700 UB sits atop Epson's already stellar line up of projectors. Capable of superb image quality and brightness this LCD based projector is supremely affordable at just $2,199 and is one of video editor, Adrienne Maxwell's, top picks. Continue Reading
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700 UB Projector Reviewed

Jan 10, 2011

Onkyo TX-NR708 7.2 3D Ready Network A/V Receiver Reviewed

Onkyo is a leader in modern receiver technologies. The TX-NR708 A/V features seven channels of amplification and "more features packed into this affordable powerhouse that a reviewer could blow his word count just trying to list them all." It "manages to pack an awful lot of performance into a fairly affordable package" according to reviewer Andrew Robinson. Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-NR708 7.2 3D Ready Network A/V Receiver Reviewed

Jan 03, 2011

High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

Connect your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to the iStreamer to get the best sound from your portable music library. Compact, simple to use, and most importantly, very good sounding, the iStreamer advances the sonics of an iPod by leaps and bounds. Continue Reading
High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

Jan 02, 2011

Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

One of the elite contenders in the world of soundbars is the Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector. At $1,800, this is a top-of-the-line product with HDMI, XM radio, tons of drivers and much more. If you want the best from the soundbar category - the YSP-4000 is on your short list. Continue Reading
Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

Dec 30, 2010

Classe' CT-M600 Monoblock Amplifier Reviewed

The Classe CT-M600s are the mono block amps of your dreams. Designed for audiophile systems as well as to run ice cold in an equipment rack - these amps serve both masters. Dr. Ken Taraszka takes a long listen to these audiophile world-beaters. Continue Reading
Classe' CT-M600 Monoblock Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 29, 2010

Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

How many near state-of-the-art preamps are priced under $800? The Halo P3 is on that short list. The P3 is musical, involving, has a built-in phono stage, and is as easy to use as a light switch. It's also one of Andrew Robinson's all-time favorite preamplifiers. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Dec 27, 2010

GoldenEar Technology Triton Two Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sandy Gross has been the man with the plan when it comes to designing loudspeakers for over twenty years. He's the brains behind Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and now GoldenEar Technology. GoldenEar's newest floorstander, the Triton Two, is the culmination of everything Sandy has gleamed from his previous endeavors. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology Triton Two Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 24, 2010

Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

With the DAC1 PRE Benchmark has established exactly what their name implies - a standard of performance to which other USB DACs are compared. The DAC1's feature set makes it perfect in a high-end desktop or serious room-sized computer-based music system. Continue Reading
Benchmark DAC 1 PRE Reviewed (USB DAC)

Dec 20, 2010

GIK Acoustics' Tri-Trap, Monster Bass Trap and 242 Acoustic Panels Reviewed

While it's still popular in audiophile circles to follow the "preamp of the month" club - without question the most important element of your AV system's sound is your room's acoustics. GIK Acoustics provides a full compliment of modestly price and professionally designed treatments... Continue Reading
GIK Acoustics' Tri-Trap, Monster Bass Trap and 242 Acoustic Panels Reviewed

Dec 20, 2010

Disney WOW: World of Wonder Calibration Blu-ray Disc

Do we sound like a broken record when we stress the value of properly setting up your television? Probably,... Continue Reading
Disney WOW: World of Wonder Calibration Blu-ray Disc

Dec 13, 2010

Arcam FMJ AV888 AV Processor Reviewed

Competing with the big boys of the mid-level AV preamps such as Classe', Anthem and the like, the Arcam FMJ AV888 is a solid performer and one highly valuable to the right user. See Ken Taraszka, MD's review here for more details. Continue Reading
Arcam FMJ AV888 AV Processor Reviewed

Dec 13, 2010

Sharp BD-HP80U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Looking for an uber-sleek, wall-mountable Blu-ray player? Sharp's new BD-HP80U ($429.99) fits the bill and offers features like 3D capability, integrated WiFi, Pandora music streaming, and Netflix/VUDU video-on-demand. This player has no analog connections of any kind. Continue Reading
Sharp BD-HP80U 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dec 07, 2010

Krell Evolution 402e Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Krell is known for their big power output and stylish metal chassis. The new 402e stereo amp is the new big boy amp. The $18,500 amp has 370 watts for each of its channels, but sips only 2 watts in standby. See why this amp wins all the awards. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 402e Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Dec 04, 2010

Aerial Acoustics Model 20T Loudspeakers Reviewed

The top dog in Aerial's line up these massive speakers offer utilitarian looks with exceptional sound and bass extension. They come in a host of colors to match any d�cor. This must be considered a top of the line audiophile speaker at any level. Continue Reading
Aerial Acoustics Model 20T Loudspeakers Reviewed

Nov 29, 2010

Elite Screens Osprey Tension Dual Series Screen Reviewed

Not all films are shot in the same aspect ratio. Thankfully the Osprey Tension Dual Series from Elite Screens is both a 16:9 and a 2:35:1 screen in one convenient and affordable package. Their Internet-direct model receives much praise from consumers and the press alike. Continue Reading
Elite Screens Osprey Tension Dual Series Screen Reviewed

Nov 22, 2010

Marantz SR7005 Receiver Reviewed

Marantz is known for quality products and the SR7005 proved to be no exception. Our reviewer was "particularly impressed by how well the SR7005 did with surround sound."Overall, this receiver was considered "another leap forward" and sonically "one of the finest receivers I have had the pleasure of listening to." Continue Reading
Marantz SR7005 Receiver Reviewed

Nov 15, 2010

Aidacase Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case Reviewed

People's big beef with the Apple iPad (other than the lack of Flash) is that it can be hard to type on. Well cross that objection off the list thanks to Aidacase's Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case. It protects and props up your iPad and provides a full keyboard. Continue Reading
Aidacase Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case Reviewed

Nov 15, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins is one of the most iconic brands in all of audiophilia and home theater and their 800 Series Diamond is arguably the most iconic of the breed-if not of all loudspeakers. It's distinct shape, construction and sound has made it an instant classic, one that is used by recording artists, sound designers and engineers the world over. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond Loudspeaker Reviewed

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